Aberdeen-headquartered Dolphin Drilling has won a combined contract for exploration and decommissioning work with DNO.
The five-month deal includes one exploration well plus plugging and abandonment work on three other wells off Norway.
It will be carried out by the Borgland Dolphin rig, starting in the first quarter of next year, with an option for further work in 2022.
Dolphin Drilling and DNO have not specified where the work is being carried out or given the value of the contract.
The operation will be managed out of Dolphin’s Stavanger base.
CEO Bjornar Iversen said it follows “solid operations so far this year” by the Borgland Dolphin in Norway for Shell and Wellesley Petroleum.
He added: “We are pleased to work with DNO again, and we are delighted to support an operator who is not only showing responsible well ownership with its P&A activity, but continued support for the energy possibilities in the region with its exploration work.
“While the lower prices continue to put pressure on the oil and gas industry, we are really pleased to be able to continue to support customers with their well requirements no matter the stage of their lifecycle, bringing the efficiencies that come from the very capable rig Borgland Dolphin, and a team of subject matter experts both offshore and onshore.”
Dolphin Drilling re-established itself as a UK entity last year after re-emerging from bankruptcy, splitting its staff between Aberdeen and Stavanger.